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Birds All Day: 103. The Pun Gun

*NOTE: Stoeten’s mic sounds a little off for the first 12 minutes, but it gets better!* Spring Training is in full swing, meaning we get to talk about how boring Spring Training is. Plus! Tim Mayza, bullpen options, the Red Sox’ house of cards, Marcus Snoman, and so much more! 

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The Blue Jays Played a Game Today (Sort Of): Thursday, March 2nd

Image and the fact that the Phillies used to kinda be the Blue Jays via Todd Radom The “Blue Jays” and the “Phillies” played a game of “baseball” today, which ended in an 8-8 tie. If there ever was a game of baseball played to an 8-8 tie today between the Blue Jays and the Phillies,…

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Glenn Sparkman Breaks His Thumb

Photo Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports Glenn Sparkman was the Blue Jays’ selection in last December’s Rule Five draft, and since then nobody’s been able to type his name in a sentence without also mentioning Joe Biagini. See! The hope from the Blue Jays had been that Sparkman might pull off the same feat as…

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Spring Threat: Things are Happ-ening! Phillies @ Blue Jays

Photo Credit: Hipster J.A. Happ on Twitter (An incredibly hilarious follow)  Baseball! It’s been happening for roughly a week now, so it feels weird to keep saying ‘baseball!’ in reference to being excited that baseball is back, but here we are. The Jays will play the Phillies today in Dunedin and 2016 Cy Young Award Vote…

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The Blue Jays Played a Game Today (Sort Of): Wednesday, March 1st

Image via Pinterest The Blue Jays played some form of the Detroit Tigers this afternoon in Dunedin, and I’m preeeeeetty sure I listened to this one. And I didn’t even fall asleep once! The score, of course, doesn’t matter, but there are still a few things from this one that I think are worth talking about….

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Spring Threat: A Visit From Something Approximating the Detroit Tigers

Image via Twitter.com/RTepera The Blue Jays and Tigers will play a Spring Training game today in Dunedin. It’s… uh… yeah, I got nothing. Here are some notes! Update: Uh… something changed, or I had some bad info, because it was Ryan Tepera who started. SPRING TRAINING FOR BLOGGERERS! Ho ho ho. Here’s what I’d originally…

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FanGraphs’ KATOH Projection System for Prospects Adores Vlad Jr.

//embed.gettyimages.com/embed/51970963?et=d03XTSHkSvthJEkxnn99Xw&viewMoreLink=off&sig=vS5uf59TdytonpPXIMEkQ4syKqbmJW8h_ajVVx2Mo64=&caption=true Chris Mitchell has an interesting, evolving, prospect projection system that he’s built from the ground up, called KATOH, which he bases over at FanGraphs. Unless you’re particularly into prospect stuff, you probably only vaguely recall it from previous years. If at all. In terms of Jays-related content, I don’t think KATOH has produced anything especially noteworthy in the…